The 22nd AIVC Conference, Market Opportunities for Advanced Ventilation Technology, was held in Bath, UK, 11-14 September 2001.

Contains 42 papers

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This study investigates the application of night ventilation techniques in ten urban canyons, situated in the extended region of Athens, Greece.
Geros V, Santamouris M, Guarracino G
In the framework of SOLVENT project, work was carried out to develop strategies and dissemination material to assist the efficient application of solar and passive ventilation in urban buildings.
Kolokotroni M, Santamouris M, Allard F, Chiaus C, Alvarez S, Palmer J
The Building Regulations with regard to the energy performance of buildings in the Netherlands is an attempt to a performance oriented requirement in conjunction with a test standard. The test standard in fact means a calculation procedure.
de Gids W F
The International Space Station (ISS) is the biggest multinational space program ever with 16 countries involved. Since November 2000 the station is permanently occupied with a crew of 3 astronauts.
Raatschen W
In urban areas, people stand the most of their time in indoor environment. In this context, indoor air quality is more and more a subject of concern. Outdoor air quality can have a large impact on indoor air quality.
Collignan B, Flori J P, Kirchner S, le Moullec Y, Villenave J
This paper illustrates the airtightness and ventilation performance of a recently built ecological house in Helsinki, Finland.
Simonson C
The performance of a Ventilated wall component under real weather conditions was tested, during two weather seasons, winter and summer.
Dimoudi A, Androutsopoulos A, Lykodis S
Energy Performance standardisation and legislation is receiving an increased interest in many countries.
Wouters P, Porrez J, van Orshoven D, Vandaele L
A potential conflict may exist between energy saving and good indoor climate.
Afshari A, Bergsoe N
The paper reviewed the supply opening models of describing inlet boundary conditions for indoor airflow simulation firstly. Then examples of isothermal free air jets from a grille are presented to validate full representation of supply openings.
Zhao B, Li X, Yan Q
This paper briefly exams the role of the building envelope in determining the internal environmental conditions in buildings and the scope for holistic design of building services and building envelope.
Ledbetter S
In this study a parametric analysis was carried out of the interaction between louvres and various perforated mesh screens. This type of arrangement is common in through-the-wall ventilators used for natural ventilation in buildings.
Sharples S, Chilengwe N
The NEN 5128 "Energy performance of dwellings and residential buildings- Determination method" [1] describes a procedure to calculate the energy performance coefficient EPC. The requirements are given in the Dutch Building Decree [2].
de Gids W F
Thermal bridges are the typical locations for moisture and mould problems in buildings. Low surface temperatures in combination with a high humidity level in buildings can lead to severe problems and complaints by the occupants.
Wouters P, Schietecat J
Ventilation performances in existing buildings are not well known, in France. They are not often checked. This paper shows how a method for checking the performance of ventilation could be applied in France.
Barles P, Lemaire M-C, Larsson R
European project pr EN13465 from CEN TC 156/WG2/AH4 gives a monozone model for airflow calculations in dwellings.
Bernard A
Ventilation plays an important role in the RT 2000 regulation. The ventilation system is of course taken into account, but also the building envelope airtigthness on which this paper focuses.
Millet J R
Building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly common in developed countries and have the potential to contribute significantly to electricity generation as a benign alternative to fossil fuel generation.
Gan G, Riffat S
Following calculations of potential energy savings, several types of earth-air heat exchangers have been coupled to buildings in novel concepts for passive heating and cooling of ventilation air.
de Paepe M, Mlecnik E, de Bruyn G, Govers K, van Dyck T, Bossaer A, Baert K